December 2017

State Budget Deals Blow to TEAM

Program continues, but funding eliminated

State funding for the Teacher Education And Mentoring (TEAM) program was unexpectedly wiped out of the new state budget. Connecticut's TEAM program is one of the nation's most highly regarded induction and support programs for new teachers.

Though TEAM continues for now, it is important to note:

Click here for a detailed Q&A on the impact this will have on beginning teachers and their mentors

CEA is strongly advocating for legislators to restore TEAM funding and is bringing teachers' concerns to both lawmakers and the CSDE.

As a teacher, your advocacy is critical in this fight. Share your concerns (and urge your colleagues to do the same) with CSDE TEAM Program Manager Claudine Primack at and cc Dr. Kate Field at

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